"Lingerie offers a chance to honour your self every day. It is a signal that you love yourself enough to take out the good stuff and feel special even on the most mundane days."
- Dita Von Teese
Here at Ellen Terrie, our beautiful lingerie collection is not only hand-selected for lovers of beautiful styling, exceptional fit and enviable comfort, it's also designed to be highly wearable to make everyday feel that little bit more exciting. We believe that lingerie shouldn't be tucked away waiting for a special occasion, instead it should be seen as an opportunity to embrace your sensuality and be as much a part of your wardrobe as anything else. What better way to do this than playing a little peek-a-boo with your lingerie and experimenting with the underwear as outerwear trend.
If you're wondering where to start then look no further... Here are some of the ways we love to style our lingerie for different occasions.
A SUMMER WEEKEND
There are so many ways that we love to style our lingerie by day. Wearing a lace boudoir bra beneath a loose white blouse or semi-sheer t-shirt tucked into light wash denim, accessorised with tan leather sandals and shoulder bag is our go-to underwear as outerwear look.
However, our personal favourite this season is pairing one of our black lace lingerie sets, such as the Fleur of England Signature set, with a shirt-style maxi dress. Style the look with a classic sunhat and layered jewellery, leaving the collar of the dress unbuttoned to allow your lingerie to peep out from beneath.
A SATURDAY NIGHT
Layering a lace-trimmed bra beneath a well-tailored suit or blazer is the easiest way to add a seductive edge to your Saturday night ensemble.
Perfect for date night or a night out with the girls, our Victoria Bra by Underprotection features a beautiful scalloped lace edge that flatters your decolletage, and a gold-look front closure that will add to the glamour of your outfit. Just add some strappy heels and you're guaranteed to feel empowered!
A BUSINESS MEETING
If you're a little nervous about wearing your underwear as outerwear, or you want to tone it down for a business meeting, style a soft bra under a sheer blouse or with clothes of the same colour - this way your bra is adding texture to your outfit instead.
Our favourite pairing for a business meeting is a black bra, such as our Underprotection Donna Bra, with a sheer black blouse and tailored black trousers.
The key to winning at the underwear as outwear trend is not to pair it with too many prints and accessories, you don't want to overwhelm your outfit, instead keep it simple so the lingerie does all the talking! Have fun experimenting with underwear as outerwear, and if you're feeling inspired to get creative with your lingerie as outerwear, take a look at the rest of our lingerie collection.